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Dr. Paul L. Kaufman (2004-2014)

Oct 02 2020

Dr. Paul L. Kaufman (2004-2014) In 2004, Dr. Paul L. Kaufman, a glaucoma specialist and researcher who joined the Department in 1975, becomes Chair after…

2002-2004: Thomas S. Stevens Serves as Interim Chair

Oct 02 2020

Thomas S. Stevens, MDThomas S. Stevens, MD, a Retina specialist who had served as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs since 1990, becomes Interim Chair in…

1997-2001: Dr. Daniel M. Albert

Oct 02 2020

In 1998At the Retina Research Foundation of Houston, TX—founded by the first woman to graduate as a resident of the UW ophthalmology program, Alice R.…

1992-1996: Dr. Daniel M. Albert

Oct 02 2020

Dr. Daniel M. Albert 1992-1996 In 1992, Dr. Daniel M. Albert, MD, an internationally recognized ophthalmic pathologist, becomes the first chair without previous ties to…

Dr. John Chandler and Dr. George Bresnick, 1986-1990

Oct 02 2020

Dr. John Chandler and Dr. George Bresnick, 1986-1990In 1986, Dr. John Chandler, MD becomes the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology. A 1965 graduate, Dr.…

1970-1986: Dr. Matthew Dinsdale (Dinny) Davis

Oct 02 2020

1970-1986: Dr. Matthew Dinsdale (Dinny) DavisIn 1969, Dr. Matthew D. Davis takes the helm as full-time Chairman of the Section of Ophthalmology. Dr. Davis, known…

The World War II Years and the End of F.A. Davis’s Chairship (1939-1954)

Oct 02 2020

The World War II Years and the End of F.A. Davis’s Chairship (1939-1954) In 1945, Ophthalmology formally separates from EENT at the University of Wisconsin…

Frederick A. Davis’s Chairship Continues (1930-1938)

Oct 02 2020

Frederick A. Davis’s Chairship Continues (1930-1938) In 1927, nineteen men and six women become the graduates of the University of Wisconsin Medical School’s four-year program,…

“Something New in Medical Education”: The Medical School Distinguishes Itself (1907-1924)

Oct 02 2020

“Something New in Medical Education”The Medical School Distinguishes Itself (1907-1924) Charles Bardeen In 1907, Charles Bardeen is appointed dean of the newly created two-year College…

The Seeds of the Wisconsin Idea: Foundations & Early Beginnings (1849-1924)

Oct 02 2020

The Seeds of the Wisconsin Idea: Foundations & Early Beginnings (1849-1924) In 1848, Governor Nelson Dewey includes a medical school in the newly created University…